Qrendi, Swieqi share spoils in top match

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

The game of the week was the 4-4 draw be­tween Qrendi and Swieqi United at the Sirens Sta­dium.

Qrendi raced into a 3-0 lead through Gio­vanni Galea, Dasser Sam­mut and Dhonathan San­tos da Hora but Swieqi fought back with goals from Sean Gatt Bal­dacchino and Rod­er­ick Taliana to make it 3-2 on half time.

Qrendi went 4-2 up through Dy­lan Zarb, but Swieqi came back to equalise through Gatt Bal­dacchino and Kyle Mus­cat.

Zab­bar St Pa­trick con­firmed their sec­ond place in the table with a 5-1 thrash­ing of Gudja United at the Sirens Sta­dium.

Jean Claude Ce­sare, Gabriel Bon­avia, Karl Sacco, Kurt Cu­ta­jar and Karl Borg scored for Zab­bar­while Gudja scored a con­so­la­tion goal through Steve But­tigieg.

Mgarr United re­turned to win­ning ways with a 2-1 vic­tory over Marsaxlokk. Lazar Doric put Mgarr ahead af­ter 8 min­utes with the same player dou­bling on 23 min­utes. Matheus de Al­ba­que­rque re­duced the deficit on 59 min­utes but Mgarr held on for an im­por­tant three points.

Ghaxaq reg­is­tered their first win in the new year with a 2-1 vic­tory over St Ge­orge’s in the sec­ond match at the Charles Abela Sta­dium.

Jose Luis Car­los Lopes put Ghaxaq ahead af­ter 9 min­utes from the penalty spot with St Ge­orge’s equal­iz­ing through Jordi Delia on 72 min­utes. Ghaxaq won the game with a goal a minute from time scored by Phi­ramSakchai.

In the first of the Mon­day night matches at the Cen­te­nary Sta­dium, Ze­j­tun Corinthi­ans beat Mel­lieha by two goals to one. Adrian Carabott opened the scor­ing on 23 min­utes with Mauro Brin­cat dou­bling on 52 min­utes through a Mauro Brin­cat penalty. Nicky Zam­mit re­duced the deficit on 56 min­utes for Mel­lieha. San Gwann lost fur­ther ground in the sec­ond en­counter when they drew 1-1 with At­tard FC. An­dre’ Cachia gave San Gwann the lead on 76 min­utes but Nigel Spi­teri equalised in added time.

In the Fri­day night match, Birzeb­buga St Peters and Sig­giewi shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw at the Sirens Sta­dium. Sam Vella scored for Sig­giewi while the Saints replied through Ron­nie Ce­leste.

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